27 July 2004
In the Matter of Eurofood IFSC Limited and In the Matter of the Companies Acts 1963 - 2003, Supreme Court Record Number, 147 / 04.
Judgment of the Supreme Court and separate (unanimous) Judgment of Mr Justice Fennelly delivered on 27th July 2004 on foot of an appeal taken from a Judgment of Mr Justice Kelly (delivered on 23rd March 2004) dealing with an application for the winding-up, under the Companies Acts 1963 to 2003, of Eurofood IFSC Limited - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parmalat SpA.
This case (in which the Director of Corporate Enforcement was one of the Notice Parties) was the first to be dealt with by the Irish courts where issues arose concerning the interpretation of the European Insolvency Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on Insolvency Proceedings). As appears from these Judgments, the Supreme Court has decided to seek preliminary rulings (pursuant to Article 234 of the Treaty Establishing the European Community) from the Court of Justice of the European Communities. The questions to be referred to the Court of Justice are specified at page 24 of the Judgment of the Court
• Click here to access the Judgment of the Court (PDF)(236Kb)
• Click here to access the separate (unanimous) Judgment of Mr Justice Fennelly(PDF)(165Kb)
• Click here for a link to the High Court Judgment of Mr Justice Kelly
• Click here for a link to the website of the Court of Justice of the European Communities
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